Era of uncertainty

13 Jun

P was made redundant this week. They’re axing his whole group, and after more than 6 years in the job, it will be hard for him to leave the great friends he’s made. Having just extended our mortgage, the timing could have been better.

We are right in the middle of major renovations and life is quite crazy. I’m writing this post from up the coast at my parents’ house. Our floor has just been tiled, so we can’t walk on it yet. Thankfully the builders should be finished tomorrow, so we’ll be back in our house, just waiting until August, when our kitchen will be installed.

The kids’ behaviour has been challenging. J is particularly difficult, but I guess that’s not surprising, given that our house has been full of tradesmen 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. The builders have been very very kind to get the work done so quickly, because it could have dragged on much longer than this. Of the three quotes we asked for, two builders estimated that the work would take 3 months. This builder quoted three weeks, and they will be all done in 10 days. Brilliant doesn’t cover it.

So P finishes up at the end of October. He’s been given quite a bit of notice, and our labour laws in this country are quite generous so we’ll be OK. We just find uncertainty difficult.

I guess we can be confident that we won’t go hungry – in November my garden should be producing bumper crops of Spring/Summer veggies, and my lifetime supply of garlic will be ready for the picking. Bring on frugality!

4 Responses to “Era of uncertainty”

  1. Leanne Cole June 14, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    You are really positive, well it sounds that way. I hope everything works out for the best. Looking forward to seeing photos of the finished revovation.

    • L June 14, 2011 at 7:51 am #

      Thanks Leanne. I believe that God works for our good in all things, so this will be what is best for us, even if that isn’t in financial terms, but in building our characters.

      I can’t wait to get home today to see the renovations too! We just have to paint and then it will look all done.

  2. everydayinthegarden June 14, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Hello dear, I’m so sorry to hear that. Lucky you started down this path hey? I am a firm believer that if you are open, one door closes and another door opens. This could end up being the best thing to happen to your family. And I sure hope it does. My thoughts are with you all xx Jodi

    • L June 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      Thank you Jodi 🙂

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